The Nippon Club Open Call WEB Art Exhibition “Forward Together!”

Sep 17, 2020 - Oct 14, 2020

Ryoichi Miura


oil on canvas
12 x 16 in

About the work

“Riding on the vacant Metro-North Railroad every morning and after midnight for more than three months as an essential worker (press), and walking across Fifth Avenue devoid of cars and people, what I missed was the hustle and bustle of Midtown, neon signs and the smell of coffee. Walking on 47th street with wooden boards covering the store windows, I realized how easy it is for ordinary people to take an ordinary life for granted. I painted this scene in May during the middle of the pandemic, as I imagined the scene of 47th street’s Diamond District before the pandemic had occurred. Many New Yorkers stayed at home for more than three months without any complaints, and I would like to convey this ordinary scene to them. The painting’s title is “THE SOUND OF RAIN IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT.”

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